Jurassic Park Essay

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Jurassic Park The author is Michael Crichton, and the book is The Lost World. Many people have read this book, along with its predecessor, Jurassic Park, and many people have been enthralled with the thought of living dinosaurs in the 20th century. “What if the dinosaurs did not become extinct? What if they still exist?” (The Lost World takes off a couple years after the first book. A separate island is discovered, an island where the dinosaurs were actually created. There are two different research groups sent to the island. One to observe the dinosaurs in the wild and the other to bring them back for research purposes. The fighting starts from there. What many people don’t know, is that these books, along with countless other …show more content…
People have taken for granted the use of computers for many years now, and only now will people realize that we can’t depend upon new technology so much. This is exactly what Michael Crichton means in The Lost World. The people who were designing the dinosaurs didn’t realize how powerful the dinosaurs really were, and the dinosaurs took over the island. Now the dinosaurs had all of the power.

“Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”(MacBeth, William Shakespeare, Act)
Shakespeare was absolutely right. Power does corrupt those who have it. It can’t be confirmed that the dictators that make it in to office are psychos beforehand, but the power probably makes their greed a little worse. Bill Clinton and countless other world leaders have abused their power. In The Lost World, a company called InGen literally holds the power of life in its hands. In Gen recreated real dinosaurs, which had previously been extinct for hundreds of millions of years. They had the power, and then they abused it by trying to make some money. If they had just gone about the research no one would have been hurt, and everything would have worked out in the end, but the power consumed them. “Hammond was a hustler, and his true talent was raising money…. He built his park in an island called Isla Nublar,… but the park system broke down, and the dinosaurs got free.” (Lost World pg. 209)

Crichton seems to view mathematics in a certain way. His character Ian Malcolm
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